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Recommend dry needle therapy

Jul 06, 2016 8:29 PM

Hi all- If you have not already tried it, I highly recommend trigger point dry needle therapy. It has given me tremendous immediate relief. It is best for people who suffer from myofascial pain. I have not had long term, lasting relief (yet) but it is worth it to me to get immediate relief. I just wanted to share in hopes it could help someone. Ask me questions if you would like. Sending healing thoughts ✌️❤️💪

Jul 07, 2016 1:41 AM

👍😘🙌🎉🎉🎉💕 yea!!!. Happy you got some relief!!!

Jul 07, 2016 1:44 AM

+1 on that. Dry needling in combination with physical exercise helped me a lot to reduce my muscle pain, even longterm. The good thing about this therapy is that you immediately know whether it will work or not: When they hit the right spot the muscle starts twitching. If it doesn't you can stop treatment (or search for tense spots in other places of your body). After each therapy session I had more pain than before but it was a different kind of pain (similar to the pain you get after exercising). Long term it reduced my pain significantly but I need to keep up the physical exercise and do a tennis ball massage from time to time.

If you want to try this treatment I recommend searching for a therapist/doctor who got trained at the david g. Simons academy (DGSA). They invented dry needling as far as I know.

Jul 07, 2016 1:45 PM

My Physio does that and it sorts me out a lot. It does ache for a couple of days but it softens and relaxes the muscle and does give immediate short term relief for me.

Jul 07, 2016 8:06 PM

Not for me... needle phobia!! Lol 😲 But I'm glad it's working for you! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jul 07, 2016 10:49 PM

I had some of that done several years back and when he got down to doing it along my scapula where I have wicked spasms underneath that area.. I almost passed out from the pain and had to make him stop. So, I've not had any more done. I'm also facing fusion of my C-Spine from C2-C7 and I'm not wanting to do it. The other thing is that I also have knee and shoulder surgeries in the future (not so distant if I would just put on my big girl panties and take care of it) and also need some other stuff (like a breast reduction because I have DD bra, which should probably be DDD or EE.

Jul 08, 2016 8:07 AM

May i ask what the difference between dry needle therapy and acupuncture is...& how it compares as a treatment? I have a demon osteo from Austrailia whom loves to give me acupuncture! Im not seeing him till tuesday to ask about it! I met my new physio yesterday and hes up for any treatment that works... perhaps i need to sugguest it to him??? Any ideas welcomed... 😉

Jul 08, 2016 8:08 AM

AlwayZ, make sure your knee is stable, either by surgery or a brace, so you don't have as much risk of falling following neck surgery. I'm in a patella brace to keep my knee stable. (((Hugs))) love & prayers for AOL to have a good day! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jul 08, 2016 12:09 PM

Alwayz you got you some big Taa'Taas!!!!! Girl,no wonder you can't stand!!😀😁💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

Jul 08, 2016 2:53 PM

Hi lulubel- I do not know much about acupuncture, I have never had it done... But dry needling is supposed to release trigger points which are taught muscle bands. The therapist sticks the needle into the trigger point( like a muscle knot) and it releases it.. Sometimes it takes a while and the therapist will gently move the needle around or move your body around as the muscle releases.. If the therapist is really good they will be able to feel with their hands the muscles relaxing around the needle.. And it shouldn't hurt. It's certainly not comfortable/ but not extremely painful. The muscle will twitch and that sends a weird sensation through your body. Mostly it will create pain or a release where the trigger point refers. For example. You can have a trigger point in your butt that will refer pain down your leg. It gives me immediate relief.. Although/ I had it done Wednesday and today I woke up and am starting to hurt again. I might have something structurally wrong. Ugh. Give the therapy a try. Any relief. Even short term. Is worth it to me.

Jul 08, 2016 3:44 PM

Oooooo... my last physio gave me normal acupuncture... he would then hang my leg over my body... and let gravity take it over the edge... then he would stick a longer needle into my hip and slowly feel his way deeper into the muscle as my muscle would grab the needle and twitch! It didnt hurt but... its like hitting ur funny bone... ouch but i lauughhed... it was released for 48hrs... my leg pain came back... but he did it every week.... sounds the same.... oooooo thanQq so much.... i will ask next week now i know what its called!
🌹🌹🌹 thanq x

Jul 08, 2016 4:16 PM

Tinydancer, thank you for explaining that. I can say with 100% surety I'll never do dry needling! Your description made me remember the last EMG with its needles, and omg at the pain caused when she moved the needles around! Nope...Nada...never...not me *(wish they had a fainting emoji) 😬

Jul 09, 2016 7:14 AM

I had that flappers... it was very uncomfortable for me and im great with needles! 🤗🌹😙
It was for my MS diagnosis...for a nerve study that i had 13 yrs ago and then again repeated 8wks aggo... hehe... oh he was so nice... but the last one he placed undr my chin... pinning my tongue to it too... i could have punched him... but he was too nice 😙

Jul 10, 2016 9:05 PM

Wow interesting. I hate needles too. Fainted when I had blood drawn... But the EMG test did not bother me. Dry needling doesn't bother me that much either. Except I did have a therapist who was very forceful with the needles and that DID hurt... a lot. Believe me it's not comfortable, but I tolerate it. I wonder if that says something about the difference in our chronic pain conditions

Jul 11, 2016 12:03 AM

My acupuncturist did some dry needling on the muscle on the right side of my face (jaw) on Friday because it wouldn't release at all. That hurt so much, and I couldnt get away and she just kept going until my face stopped twitching, it felt like forever but it was probably 30 seconds to a minute. My face is still incredibly tender (sunday) and feels swollen but my teeth hurt less. Partial success, gonna need some more work on that muscle next time I go in. She said she's never felt a muscle that tight before

Jul 12, 2016 1:01 AM

I can't imagine getting it done on my face. You are brave! I hear that all the time about my muscles.. Why can't our muscles relax???? Ugghhh

Jul 12, 2016 2:13 AM

Im so excited... im going today to see my acupuncturist/dry needle guy! I cant wait! He does my left hip... looking forward to moving a little easier later 🐫 ty tiny... for teaching me the name of this treatment (bring on the hurt... to release some pain!)
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Jul 12, 2016 2:19 AM

Glad you got an appointment Lulubel. Good luck. I hope it brings you relief ✌️♥️

Jul 12, 2016 2:27 AM

Just for u Tiny 🌹🌹🌹

Jul 12, 2016 2:29 AM

Haha thanks for that 😊

Jul 12, 2016 1:33 PM

LuLabel, that second link did not work.

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